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17 Things To Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {10/12-10/15}

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The only thing that can possibly bring us more over the moon joy than crisp, fall air is spending our weekends enjoying all the festivities that Hudson County has to offer. This weekend is full of ways to give back — from another portrait event helping out Puerto Rico and the Liberty Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser, to Breast Cancer Awareness fundraisers, there are a ton of ways to do good in the area. Here are 17 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend.

*Please note: Events are subject to change. Please check event websites for the latest updates and availability.

Photo: Instagram via @michelletirulnik

*Featured Event*

The Flying Ivories Duo at The Shep: Friday, October 13th from 9:00 PM – Midnight 


Get ready to rock and roll the night away at The Shepherd + The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave.} with a piano show by the NYC-famous piano duo, The Flying Ivories. Love what you hear? Catch The Flying Ivories at other Hoboken and NYC hotspots including House of ‘Que and Bar Nine and of course, every Friday night at the Shep.  

Hoboken 2017 Candidates Forum at Mile Square Theatre: Thursday, October 12th at 7:00PM  

Feel confident in your vote this year by staying informed about the candidates. Head out to Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton Street} for the first forum, which will last about two hours. Brought to you by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, voters will get the opportunity to ask this year’s Hoboken candidates the questions they care about. Get more information here and get more important voting dates here.

Fall Cocktail Tasting: Thursday, October 12th from 8:00PM-10:00PM


Head out to Grand Vin for live music and a spirited time with festive fall drinks. The menu includes specialty wine creations including a Manhattan Bellini, the Gold + Crisp {featuring True Believer Cider} and six other crafty cocktails to celebrate the change of seasons. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Get all the details here.

Merciful Delusions at Mile Square Theatre: Friday, October 13th at 7:00PM


Put an end to the dreaded Friday the 13th with a play at Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton Street} that also serves as a fundraiser for the Hurricane Relief Fund {all proceeds will go to the cause}. Brought to you by HB Studio in New York City, Merciful Delusions is comprised of four one act plays by Tennessee Williams. Tickets are $40 and include admission, food, wine, desserts, and coffee. Get your tickets here.

Jersey City Studio Tour: Sunday, October 15th from 12:00PM-6:00PM  


As a hub for all things art in New Jersey, the Jersey City Art + Studio tour is sure not to disappoint. For two days, you can get a passport to JC’s visual arts, film, mural, and music scenes. With more than 200 art events featuring more than 500 artists, you’ll certainly be inspired. Find out more here.

Bark in the Park at Church Square Park: Saturday, October 14th from 12:00PM-5:00PM


Liberty Humane Society’s largest fundraiser event is here again. Every year, thousands of people come together for the greater good of our furry friends. The event will be at Church Square Park and will include a walk, bounce house, food trucks, and of course plenty of adoptable animals that you can meet and greet. Of course, you won’t want to miss the famous pet fashion show either. Feel free to bring your own dog along for the fun. Register here.

Yoga for Birth at Hudson Yoga Project: Saturday, October 14th at 4:00PM


Mamas to be — this one’s for you. Join Kim W, a prenatal yoga teacher, at a yoga for childbirth class so you’re all set and prepped leading up to and during the big day. The class costs $90 per couple {who should bring a long scarf with them}. Get more information here.

Capitol Wrestling: Saturday, October 14th at 7:00PM


Get ready to rumble! Capitol Wrestling is having a double main event with Logan Easton Laroux and Sonny Kiss and also some of New York and New Jersey’s best wrestlers. Get tickets here.

Yoga Class For Hudson County Schools: Saturday, October 14th at 12:00PM

Take a breather while supporting two local schools: Elysian Charter School in Hoboken and High Tech High School in North Bergen at an outdoor yoga class with Kelly Naughton under the viaduct {14th Street}. Make sure to bring your own mat. Click here to register for the Elysian Charter School or here for the High Tech High School.

Women Empowering Women at Alba Boutique: Saturday, October 14th from 12:00PM-5:00PM


It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, so do your part at Alba Boutique’s “Women Empowering Women” shopping event{716 Washington Street}. There will be sweets and bubbles, think pink shopping promos, jewelry from local cancer survivor Kaliada, and exclusive raffles from women-owned Hoboken businesses. A portion of the proceeds will benefit DearHeart Charitable Foundation, which supports families affected by breast cancer.

Pride Vogue Ball at White Eagle Hall: Saturday, October 14th at 3:00PM


Celebrate National Coming Out Day with the annual Vogue Ball at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Ave}. This time around, it’s presented alongside the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour {see below} and will feature local youth competing for prizes in “vogueing,” which is an improvisational style of dance. Get more information here.

Art House Productions Open House: Saturday, October 14th from 1:00PM-5:00PM


Get a sneak peak of Leisure, Lust by Art House Productions {300 Coles Street, Cast Iron Lofts} at the company’s new and improved space in Jersey City. Join the crew for the official ribbon cutting and get a behind-the-scenes-tour of where the magic happens. Get more information here.

Breast Cancer Awareness Retro Pink Out: Saturday, October 14th from 10:00AM-2:00PM


Support breast cancer awareness month with a charity event at Retro Fitness {Hoboken + Jersey City}. Deck yourself out in your best pink attire to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation while enjoying a photo booth, free massage, raffles, giveaways, and much more.

String Art Class at Arte Vino Studio: Saturday, October 14th from 4:00PM-6:00PM


Get your creative juices flowing with a string art class at ArteVino Studio {720 Monroe Street} with handMAYde. For just $40, you’ll walk away with a new skill and new decor for your home. Email info@artevinostudio.com for more information.

NYC Congenital Heart Walk: Sunday, October 15th at 10:00AM


Walk to honor the millions who’ve been affected by taking part in the Congenital Heart Walk in New York City at Riverbank State Park {679 Riverside Drive} while benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation. Since 2010, the CHW has raised more than $8 million dollars. Sign up or donate here.

Portraits for Puerto Rico: Sunday, October 15th from 10:00AM-6:00PM


It’s a weekend of giving back, and in case you missed our Hoboken Girl Portraits for Puerto Rico event last weekend, you get another chance to help out. Head out to 1320 Adams Street to get two portraits for just $20 {ALL proceeds will be donated to relief efforts in Puerto Rico}. Email portraitsforpr@gmail.com for more info.

Hoboken Pizza Fest: Sunday, October 15th from 11:00AM-6:00PM


Who doesn’t love pizza? Get a taste of the best pies in the Mile Square with the ultimate Pizza Fest, brought to you by True Mentors and Hoboken Happy Hours. Just some of the participants include Tony Boloney’s, Blue Eyes, and Napoli’s, so prepare your stomachs for serious grubbing. Tickets cost $25 and include pizza from EVERY vendor, free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, giveaways, and live music. Get your tickets here.

Family Fun Day: Sunday, October 15th from 12:00PM-4:00PM


Round up the entire family for a day of fun, creativity, music, and more at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street}. Listen to music by Ron Albanese and enjoy fall activities like creating a fall leaves mobile. Click here for more information.

Upcoming weekday events:

Monday, October 16th: Plant Nite at Northern Soul

Tuesday, October 17th: Mammogram-A-Thon at Christ Hospital

Wednesday, October 18th: Giving Day Oktoberfest Celebration at ZeppelinHall

It’s time to get planning — happy weekend! Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!

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